Marsaxlokk Tours

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Marsaxlokk
Malta’s prettiest fishing village sits around a bay on the south coast of the island and has starred in thousands of postcards and many a film. Marsaxlokk’s (pronounced marsa-schlock) chief attractions are twofold: the buzzing daily market and the fishing boats. The latter comprises a large fleet of luzzus (pronounced ‘lut-sues’) bobbing in the bay. These traditional, cheerily painted and wooden Phoenician-style fishing boats have become symbolic of the island – most of them are red, yellow and sky-blue, with eyes painted on their prows to ward off evil. With fishing the staple livelihood of this photogenic little town, there is small wonder that it is one of the best – and cheapest – places on Malta to eat the very freshest of fish. Chose from any of the outdoors restaurants for a fine seafood feast.

Marsaxlokk’s fresh produce market runs daily and sprawls along the quayside under brightly striped awnings; get there at 8am to avoid the crowds an admire the piles of seasonal fruit, vegetables and freshly caught fish. Proceedings reach a crescendo on Sundays, when visitors pour in from all over the island to snap up anything from exquisite locally hand-made lace, linen tablecloths and delicate filigree jewelry to gourmet relishes and Maltese honey – but you’ll have to delve among piles of tatty souvenirs and cheap household goods. Be prepared to barter but expect handcrafted lace to be expensive; if it is not, then it simply is not handmade.

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Marsaxlokk market runs daily, but is at its best on Sunday mornings. Take bus No. 81 from Valletta bus station; the journey takes about 35 minutes.
Address: Marsaxlokk, Malta
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City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Get acquainted with Malta and its sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your ticket, you can sit back and relax as you’re whisked around north and south Malta by open-top, double-decker bus. See attractions such as the Blue Grotto and Three Cities using the south route, and take in Rabat, Mosta, and Castille on the north route. Plus, listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Malta and its history. Entrance fees not included. Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk Half-Day Tour from Valletta

The magnificent Blue Grotto and the lively fishing village of Marsaxlokk are two of Malta’s most popular attractions and this morning tour from Valletta visits both. Set sail on a small boat cruise around the stunning sea caves, then head to Marsaxlokk to browse the market and admire the colorful ‘luzzu’ fishing boats.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Hagar Qim Temple, Limestone Heritage, and Market

Travel by coach around the scenic archipelago of Malta on this guided, full-day tour. Visit the famous Blue Grotto, whose sparkling waters have been featured in Troy and other award-winning movies. Enjoy free time in the coastal village of Marsaxlokk to stroll the waterfront market, and after sitting down to a leisurely 3-course lunch with wine, visit the Ghar Dalam cave and Hagar Quim Temple.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Round Malta Cruise Full Day Tour

With this cruise tour, see the Maltese coastline in all its glory and anchor at secluded bays that are difficult to reach except by boat. Travel along the coast while listening to informative live commentary. Disembark on the car-free island of Comino for a stroll or a swim. Back on the boat, there’ll be time to anchor at a scenic bay, where you will have the option to try snorkeling.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Round Malta Full Day Cruise Tour

Discover Malta’s beaches, rocky inlets, and offshore islands on this full-day cruise from Sliema. Sail past the capital of Valletta, the soaring Dingli Cliffs, and the Blue Grotto; swim and snorkel in the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island; visit St. Paul's Island; and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch on-board. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR: • 11 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels • 11 breakfast (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) • Welcome drink in Catania and aperitif in Ragusa • Coach transportation • English-speaking tour escort • Local guides where necessary • Flight from Catania to Valletta • Return airport transfers in Malta • Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides in Malta (days 9–11) – English Guaranteed • Porterage at hotels in Sicily
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Duration: 12 days
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